Views from a Ridge

Cynthia B. Astle

Grassroots UMC

News from local United Methodist congregations

  • Garden Girl

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    Girl, 11, Plants Food Pantry Garden

    Fresh food isn’t always available at food pantries, but it will be at Joyce Uptown Foodshelf in Minneapolis, Minnesota, thanks to Silja Bijnagte. Her determination to build raised garden beds brought together volunteers from Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in a common goal of serving their neighbors – one carrot at a time, reports in a video. more

  • Bob Lucas

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    Engineer Puts Skills to Work for Africa Health Ministry

    DELANO, Minn. — Bob Lucas, a member of Delano United Methodist Church, is using his engineering and business skills to provide a water purification system for Mercy Ships, a nonprofit that sends ships to Africa to provide life-saving operations. Karla Hovde reports for the Minnesota Conference. more